In accordance with Florida Statute 316.066(1)(e), drivers involved in a crash which does not warrant a law enforcement report are required to submit a written report to the department within 10 days of the crash. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is pleased to announce the availability of a new service to Florida’s citizens and in partnership with Appriss, our official crash records vendor, the Department has developed an easier, more efficient means for citizens to submit a Driver Report of Traffic Crash form. It can now be done online. If the crash meets the following criteria, the driver may complete the Driver Self Report of Traffic Crash form, in lieu of having a crash report completed by the appropriate law enforcement agency:
ü No injuries resulted from the crash (no report of pain or discomfort or visible injuries)
ü No vehicle involved in the crash required a wrecker
ü The crash did not involve (an intoxicated driver)
ü The crash did not involve a "hit and run" vehicle (all vehicles involved must have been occupied)
ü The crash did not involve a commercial motor vehicle.
Now drivers can save time and postage by completing the form online at: https://firesportal.com/Pages/Public/selfreport.aspx
The simple-to-use online questionnaire will guide you or the driver through the completion of the report. Once completed, a copy of the Driver Self Report of Traffic Crash can be saved or printed for the driver’s record keeping convenience. It’s fast, simple to use, and the on-line process eliminates paperwork for the officer on scene.
If a crash which includes any of the following, the self-reporting option DOES NOT apply:
ü Any driver, occupant, pedestrian or pedal cyclist that indicates pain or discomfort or is visibly injured
ü Any crash that renders any involved vehicle inoperable
ü Any crash that involves a commercial motor vehicle
Involved parties must, by the quickest means of communication, give notice of the crash to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
If you have any questions concerning this new form, please contact NellOwens@flhsmv.gov or call 850-617-2589.